As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve around the world and in our region, the health and well-being of Severn residents is our top priority. We're all in this together—stay home if you're feeling ill, practise physical distancing to help stop the spread and call and check in on your neighbours and loved ones.

Our Administration Office open by appointment until further notice. Please contact us to get full customer service support.

All visitors, contractors and staff must complete and pass a COVID-19 assessment before entering our facilities.

Complete the daily screening

Local health updates

The Province of Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for details about symptoms, testing, local health statistics, vaccination and more.

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine

You can also view provincial and national public health agencies for more information.

COVID-19 testing

If you're experiencing symptoms or believe that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should get tested.

Book a COVID-19 test

We recommend that you download the COVID Alert App to help break the chains of transmission and keep our community safe.

Impact on municipal services

We continue to make changes to services and programming in order to meet the measures outlined by public health officials. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Please follow our newsfeed for the most recent updates for our services.

Building services

We continue to support essential construction. We've adapted our building services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our community.

Facilities

The Administration Office is open by appointment only.

The following municipal facilities are currently closed to the public:

  • Fire Stations
  • Public Works Operations Yards
  • Coldwater and District Community Centre
  • Lake St. George Community Centre
  • Severn Township Public Library
  • Matchedash Community Heritage Centre
  • Washago Community Centre

You can still contact us and use the drop box available outside the Administrative Office. All emergency and essential services continue.

Meetings 

Council is now holding virtual meetings. Please contact us to learn how to participate and for more information on Council meetings.

Programs and activities

All recreation and library programs and activities are cancelled until further notice.

Recreational amenities

The Province of Ontario has ordered the closure of some outdoor recreational amenities:

  • sports facilities
  • multi-use fields
  • fitness equipment
  • picnic sites and picnic tables
  • public docks and boat launches for recreational boating

The following outdoor recreational amenities are open:

  • parks and recreational areas, including benches
  • trails
  • playgrounds
  • off-leash dog parks

You must maintain at least two metres of physical distancing.

Call 211 to find local services

211 Ontario can help you find local grocery stores and pharmacies that are open and offering delivery service. If you need mental health support, food services, financial services or more, call 211. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7​.​​​

Business support

Visit the Province of Ontario for information about business reopening, workplace safety and get access to business grants and rebates. The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office and Orillia CDC offer resources to support your business. 

How can I support a local business?

COVID-19 has had a major impact on local businesses. We encourage you to buy local and help support a small business owner. Visit Orillia and Lake Country Tourism to find local businesses offering curbside pick up and local restaurants offering take outTourism Simcoe County can connect you to local:

  • restaurants
  • shops
  • hotels and accommodations
  • breweries and distilleries

Mental health

COVID-19 has had an impact on both mental and physical health. Visit the Province of Ontario and get access to free mental health supports.

Reporting non-compliance

The Government of Ontario has issued emergency orders to address the COVID-19 outbreak, including:

  • Closing certain workplaces and business
  • Limiting events and gatherings

Please contact the Ontario Provincial Police if you want to report a failure to comply with the Emergency Management and Civil Protect Act.